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  • The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreau's Civil Disobedienceby Bob Pepperman Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 28.95

    Since its publication in 1849, Henry David Thoreau?s Civil Disobedience has influenced protestors, activists and political thinkers all over the world. Including the full text of Thoreau?s essay, The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreau?s Civil Disobedience explores the context of his writing, analyses different interpretations of the text and considers... more...

  • Jazz Griotsby Jean-Philippe Marcoux

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 44.99

    To the endless questions, theoretical statements, and hypotheses about how Black poets transcribe jazz into the poetic format, this book, while providing a different approach to reading jazz poetry, attempts to answer the question, why do Black poets revert to jazz for poetic material. This book?s answer is because jazz is Black History... more...

  • Lucifer in Harnessby Edwin S. Fussell

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    For nearly two hundred years the rebellious American poet has been reluctantly harnessed to the English language and literary tradition. In a triptych of essays, Edwin Fussell attempts "to explore the fundamental dilemma of American poetry as it appears in the three crucial fields of meter, metaphor, and poetic diction, the three crucial fields of... more...

  • A Sense of Regardby Laura McCullough

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    A Sense of Regard , says Laura McCullough, “is an effort to collect the voices of living poets and scholars in thoughtful and considered exfoliation of the current confluence of poetry and race, the difficulties, the nuances, the unexamined, the feared, the questions, and the quarrels across aesthetic camps and biases.”. The contributors... more...

  • Marsh Boy and other Poemsby ebinyo ogbowei

    Kraft Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    Marsh Boy and other Poems is a welcome contribution to the tradition of poetry devoted to the revolutionary struggles of the people of the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The poems celebrate the radical spirit of the oppressed and exploited people in their relentless quest for equity, equality, and justice. They are songs of anguish, revenge,... more...

  • Ghostly Figuresby Ann Keniston

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    From Sylvia Plath?s depictions of the Holocaust as a group of noncohering ?bits? to AIDS elegies? assertions that the dead posthumously persist in ghostly form and Susan Howe?s insistence that the past can be conveyed only through juxtaposed ?scraps,? the condition of being too late is one that haunts post-World War II American poetry. This is a poetry... more...

  • The Erotic Whitmanby Vivian R. Pollak

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    In this provocative analysis of Whitman's exemplary quest for happiness, Vivian Pollak skillfully explores the intimate relationships that contributed to his portrayal of masculinity in crisis. She maintains that in representing himself as a characteristic nineteenth-century American and in proposing to heal national ills, Whitman was trying to temper... more...

  • The American Puritan Elegyby Jeffrey A. Hammond

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 48.00

    Jeffrey Hammond's study takes an anthropological approach to the most popular form of poetry in early New England - the funeral elegy. more...

  • Walden and Civil Disobedienceby Henry David Thoreau; Michael Meyer

    Penguin Publishing Group 1983; US$ 14.00

    The two defining works of a transcendentalist master Disdainful of America?s booming commercialism and industrialism, Henry David Thoreau left Concord, Massachusetts, in 1845 to live in solitude in the woods near Walden Pond. Walden, the account of his stay, conveys at once a naturalist?s wonder at the commonplace and a Transcendentalist?s yearning... more...

  • The New Red Negroby James Edward Smethurst

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 129.99

    This text surveys African American poetry between the onset of the Depression and the early days of the Cold War. It considers the relationship between the thematic and formal choices of African American poets, and organized ideology from "proletarian" early 1930s to the "neo-modernist" late 1940s. more...